By Chris Parsons
LONDON — The KHSAA Region 11 Archery meet was held Thursday at London’s Bush Elementary School and the host team made the best of it.
South Laurel came away with first place in the team competition, besting second-place Corbin by 46 points, 3,290 to 3,244.
If taking first place in the team division wasn’t enough, the Cardinals swept first and second place in the boys’ individual competition as well.
South Laurel’s Dylan Martin scored a 292, which was good enough for first place, while Matt Arthur’s 287 secured second place.
Corbin’s Jeremy Elliott nabbed third place with a 284, while Morgan Johnson’s 284 gave the Cardinals’ three of the top five finishes overall. Clay County’s Josh Jackson finished fifth.
On the girls’ side of things, Clay County’s Devin Breedlove took home first place with a 278.
A pair of Corbin Lady Redhounds finished second and third as Brittany Elliott scored a 276 and Kate Anderson finished with a 275 for third. Whitney Rice grabbed fourth place with a 275, while Jackson County’s Caitlin McQueen finished fifth with a 271.
All of the above-listed finishers qualify for the state tournament, which will be held March 18-19 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
By Chris Parsons
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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